I agree with Uncle Kraig. His packing plan is perfect. I am not a fan of handlebar packs. Aside from taking up valuable space on the bars (I change hand position a lot), handlebar packs have a tendency (especially when loaded) to make steering more difficult. HOWEVER if you think you absolutely need to take more “stuff” let me offer this. On…[Read more]
Not sure about buses but I thought I recall seeing a post about shuttle service from OMA to the expo site. But in all honesty I am getting older and it could have just been a figment of my imagination. Any one else remember such a thing???
BTW – It is probably no more than 3 to 4 miles from the airport to the Mid America Center. A cab ride…[Read more]
Scott, I think you can say that camping in Council Bluffs on Friday night is quite doable. Now to the other part of your inquiry – should you fly in on Friday or Saturday. If it were me (and all other things being equal) I’d do Friday. You will have enough time to assemble the bike, get your stuff and set up your tent if you wait until Saturday…[Read more]
I can only speculate that they are shipped out in the order of the wristband numbers. The team always has sequential numbers which appear to be separated from sheets/rolls of preprinted bands. Thus those teams which were assigned numbers first would get their packets first.
The week delay between creating the label and shipping sounds like what…[Read more]
Packets have started to ship. Our team was notified yesterday and tracking confirms it is half way here. In the past the shipping process has taken a couple of weeks to complete so don’t worry if you don’t get your notice for a few days.
Actually looks can be a bit deceiving. Google Earth shows that the main climb to be just about 170 feet in .8 miles. That calculates to be right at a 4% grade. Within that climb I found a 1/4 mile segment at 5.5%. The last time we rode it I remember it as a hill that got your attention but was not one for any record books at all.
There is one bridge that has been moved into the city park in Winterset. It is not a “ride across” bridge per se but you can certainly get up close and personal with it. On day 3 the route comes within one mile of the Cedar Bridge. It is located in Cedar Bridge Park about 4 miles northeast of town on Cedar Bridge Rd. The road is paved from…[Read more]
Hopefully 3 Pedal gets his wish. Highway miles between Burlington and Keokuk is a mere 40 or so. To get to the estimated 62 you have to swing out way west to near Donnelson. I’d rather make it shorter and stay closer to the river.
Just a thought for all those wanting to start somewhere in the middle of Iowa and riding to the end —
You might be better driving to your starting point, leaving your transportation there and riding to Keokuk. On Saturday there will be lots of people headed back west who might be willing to give you a lift back to your transportation. Mid week…[Read more]